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2013: The year in photos
2013: The year in photos
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 12/29/2013 at 8:57AM

As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.

Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz
Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/19/2013 at 6:22PM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Updated Wednesday, November 20, 11:10 a.m.  Artists and fans from all over the city came together Tuesday evening to pay respect to the Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz after it was whitewashed overnight. As part of the vigil, attendees gathered on the loading dock, lit candles, put up artwork on [...]

5Pointz GONE: Graffiti mecca painted over; vigil to be held
5Pointz GONE: Graffiti mecca painted over; vigil to be held
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/19/2013 at 9:57AM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO  5Pointz is no more. The Long Island City graffiti mecca was washed away in white paint overnight just a couple days after hundreds of artists and other supporters attended a rally to save it. Some remnants of the aerosol art can still be seen, but the battle to save 5Pointz has [...]

Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz
Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 2:13PM

The fight to save 5Pointz is not over. Days after a Brooklyn judge issued a ruling against a request of preliminary injunction looking to protect the aerosol art on the graffiti mecca, hundreds from all over the five boroughs gathered at the Long Island City site to rally and show support. The judge also dissolved [...]

5Pointz supporters not giving up after judge’s ruling
5Pointz supporters not giving up after judge’s ruling
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 2:04PM

Updated 5:45 p.m. :  Although a Brooklyn judge has given 5Pointz the thumbs down, artists and supporters are still not giving up. Judge Frederic Block of the Brooklyn Federal Court issued a ruling on Tuesday against a request of preliminary injunction by Jonathan Cohen, curator at 5Pointz, and a group of 16 other aerosol artists, [...]